Coordinator, Metadata Technologies at Virginia Tech

at Virginia Tech University Libraries (view profile)
Location Blacksburg, VIRGINIA
Date Posted July 17, 2019
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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The Coordinator, Metadata Technologies conceptualizes and plans descriptive
frameworks to support discovery, access, and use of library collections and services. This position will coordinate implementation of the technical workflows and infrastructures which ensure that metadata used in and created by the Libraries are interoperable between systems, support adoption of technologies related to creation and use of metadata, and enable standardization of descriptive metadata practices across formats.
Required Qualifications:
- Master’s Degree in Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, or relevant combination of education and experience;
- Experience working with METS and PREMIS;
- Experience working with metadata in a digital library environment;
- Familiarity with or knowledge of Linked Data, RDF, and JSON-LD;
- Prior professional experience working in an academic research library;
- Familiarity with the workflows and practices associated with library digitization projects;
- Excellent time management and ability to successfully handle multiple priorities;
- Effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills;
- Demonstrated ability to work autonomously;
- Ability to establish and build collaborative working relationships with a wide range of people;
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a collaborative team environment.
Preferred Qualifications:
- Familiarity with archival descriptive standards (especially DACS) and/or encoding standards (especially EAD and EAC-CPF);
- Demonstrated skills with tools for data manipulation, such as Open Refine, XSLT, or a scripting language such as Python or Ruby.